Kelly IP Elects Firm’s Newest Partner

Kelly IP is pleased to announce that Kelu Sullivan has been elected as the firm’s newest partner. Since joining Kelly IP in 2016, Kelu’s leadership, dedication and hard work have played a key role in the growth and success of our firm.

According to partner David Kelly, “Kelu’s promotion is well-earned and reflects Kelly IP’s ongoing commitment to developing and recognizing lawyers who are devoted to advancing the interests of our clients and the values of the firm. From the start, Kelu has consistently worked at the highest level of professional accomplishment and has earned the trust of Kelly IP’s clients.”

Kelu’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including portfolio management, licensing, and litigation. Kelu has particular experience in managing large domestic and international trademark portfolios. She has extensive experience working with clients’ legal and business partners to develop and implement key trademark and copyright portfolio strategies. Kelu also represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Kelu has also dedicated her career to increase diversity in the legal profession. She is an active member of the National Asian Pacific Bar Association and has mentored young attorneys and law students through APABA, APABA-DC Educational Fund, where she was a director, and through AIPLA. She is also currently a guest lecturer at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she teaches the IP Advocacy class that prepares students for trademark and patent moot court competitions. 

Before joining Kelly IP, Kelu was a partner at BakerHostetler in Washington, DC. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the WillowWind School in Iowa City, Iowa. She enjoys baking and running so she can eat her baked goods.

About the firm: Kelly IP is a nationally recognized boutique firm specializing in all aspects of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, false advertising, unfair competition, and related areas. We offer a full range of services in these areas, including trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, counselling, licensing, prelitigation opinions, enforcement, civil litigation, and litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). For more information, please visit our website at

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